The City of Foley Antique Rose Trail is a public trail located in the city of Foley, Alabama. The scenic one-mile trail is ideal for leashed dog walking and biking. It passes by an old railroad, Foley Park, the Depot Museum, and Heritage Park. Hikers will encounter over 5,000 roses along the asphalt-paved path, which makes for a beautiful and fragrant way to spend an afternoon getting some exercise. Plus, since the trail is flat, it is great for beginners, casual hikers, kids, and seniors. There are several benches and gazebos along the way that enable trail-goers to sit back, relax and take in the beautiful views and floral smells around.
The City of Foley Antique Rose Trail opened in March 2007 and has since become a favorite among those living in the neighborhood for afternoon walks and light jogging. It has also become a popular location for rose enthusiasts from all around the state. The trail is paved with concrete and asphalt, making it ADA-accessible as well. There are shaded areas that can be found on the trail which are great for cooling off with your canine buddy.
Although the walking trail is popular all year-round, it is at its busiest in April when the fragrant roses bloom and attract crowds of dog walkers, hikers, and bicyclists. Dogs are welcome on the trail but must remain leashed at all times. Please respect the growing plants and try your best to keep your canine companion well-behaved by preventing any territory marking during your walk. Please also make sure to bring waste bags to clean up after your pooch to keep the trail well-maintained and poop-free. Packing a paw towel is recommended as there are some dirt patches dogs love getting into on the trail. Free parking can be found by Heritage Park nearby.